Founded 2011

Samantha Frances wrote the first Frances & the Foundation songs with a friend in her living room, after bouncing between Colorado Springs and Seattle. Frances made her home in Nashville, where she forged her no-holds bar attitude and sold her soul to Rock N’ Roll

The band has grown their alternative aesthetic with a dirtier, hard-hitting sound while maintaining the catchiness of today’s rock-pop hits.

“I’m talking to myself in songs a lot of the time, usually sorting out how I feel about something going on in life, or how I feel about society.” Said Frances

Frances & The Foundation’s influences derive from the world around them, but ultimately comes from the mind and soul of Samantha. Frances’ relatable lyrics and versatile vocal styles has lead them to unique opportunities, including shows with punk veterans The Gaslight Anthem and Grammy Award winning soul-rockers The Alabama Shakes.

Frances & the Foundation will be releasing a 3-track 7’’ in early 2017 with a debut full-length album to follow in the Spring of 2017.



Band Members

Samantha Frances – Vocals Bass

Nathan Zumwalt – Guitar Vocals

Wes Cramer – Drums


Nashville TN



Press Contact

Nick Yacovazzi

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